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It's a shame that someone has to do this. 

But it happens if you follow BoJo in supporting NHS by millions or trillions...! 

The British Health system is rotten and can't compete with other Continental systems as in Merkel's country. 

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Don't make them like this chap anymore .. Salt of the Earth he is ..  A recognition of this achievement will come in the next honours list for sure ..  Captain Moore we salute you .. 

This is not going be to be a popular view point.  Good on the Captain, well played and he deseves the praise, maybe even a medal, but £20 million, really??  People get caught up in the moment and swep

This chap is a near a 100 yrs old and set out to originally raise a £1000 for his local health care trust to say thank you for recent treatment he'd had .. No one least of all him or his family realis

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17 minutes ago, sawadee1947 said:

It's a shame that someone has to do this. 

But it happens if you follow BoJo in supporting NHS by millions or trillions...! 

The British Health system is rotten and can't compete with other Continental systems as in Merkel's country. 

The NHS has deliberately been Wound down by Stealth since 1980, In 1947 when first set up it had 400,000 beds , Today 127.000.  The British government has halved the NHS budget since 1980, Thats why as you say the British NHS Cannot compete, which i disagree with. If the NHS is so bad why do European health tourists come to Britain, 

 

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5 minutes ago, Thongkorn said:

The NHS has deliberately been Wound down by Stealth since 1980, In 1947 when first set up it had 400,000 beds , Today 127.000.  The British government has halved the NHS budget since 1980, Thats why as you say the British NHS Cannot compete, which i disagree with. If the NHS is so bad why do European health tourists come to Britain, 

 

Don't forgot, way back when, a simple operation meant a week in hospital, now, in and out the same day.....I have the T-shirt.....😋

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2 hours ago, Pilotman said:

£20 million won't even pay for the upgrade of the CEO's office at 4 hospitals, which is probably where it will end up.  Of course the suckers that paid out will never know what happened to it.   

The money does not go to the NHS - it goes towards a variety of charities that support NHS workers and patients . 

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I think that Captain Tom has done a great job in rallying the country behind the NHS.  He has said himself that he never expected for a moment that this would escalate like it has.  Tom's money raising exercise has become the Band Aid of the 21st century (so far).  He has become the poster boy as Bob Geldof was back in the day and like then, the real heroes are those sending in the money.  Which has come from over 50 countries!

 

I really am not trying to take anything away from Tom, he is a true hero.  There are several campaigns trying to get him a knighthood over this but I do think that would be unfair on all the people who are constantly out there raising money.  Definitely worthy of a gong but not a knighthood.

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25 million?  I thought the economy was flatlining and everyone was waiting for their stimulus checks and unemployment payments. 

Where did all this money come from? the 1% ers?  Hahahaha

 

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46 minutes ago, peterb17 said:

The money does not go to the NHS - it goes towards a variety of charities that support NHS workers and patients . 

Really? How and in what way will this happen and more importantly, because of the billions of taxpayers money that goes into all areas of the organisation, why? 

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1 hour ago, Thongkorn said:

The NHS has deliberately been Wound down by Stealth since 1980, In 1947 when first set up it had 400,000 beds , Today 127.000.  The British government has halved the NHS budget since 1980, Thats why as you say the British NHS Cannot compete, which i disagree with. If the NHS is so bad why do European health tourists come to Britain, 

 

Don't worry, there will not many tourists coming in future. 

But those who made the mistake and went to UK for medical treatment got a good health insurance or entered the wrong plane by accident. 😂

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1 hour ago, transam said:

Don't forgot, way back when, a simple operation meant a week in hospital, now, in and out the same day.....I have the T-shirt.....😋

Dont forget, way back then, there where less people,

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